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Old 04-27-2012, 05:59 AM   #11
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I am also looking to replace my tongue jack with a power one. My local CampingWorld store has a Odyssey on sale ($187.99). It comes with a crank (power failure) and a light to use when it is dark. I tried to do a search on this site to see if the Odyssey is good or bad. Didn't really find much. One person did say that they had heard Odyssey had a bad review. But that was the only comment, nothing specific. That was the only comment I found.

Most people like the Barker unit. Some have had success with a refurb.

Has anyone else heard anything about the power Odyssey tongue jacks? I would love to hear there comments.

My current manual crank jack is rated 2000 pounds. I am looking at the Odyssey 3000 pound jack (that ones on sale).

It would be going on my 2005 Cherokee 27L. Not sure what size hole I have. Camping World could probably help me find the right size.

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:46 AM   #12
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You will love the power jack vs your manual. Its a great addition.

The Ultra Fab Odyssey is a good jack from owner reviews that I have read. Some have had to replace after a couple of years while most seem happy. There really aren't any secrets to building an electric jack but I stay away from the really cheap no-name brands. Those often strip their gears. Good brands are Barker, Atwood, Ultra Fab. I really like my Barker that I upgraded to when replacing the stock LCI (Not no-name but known to fail prematurely).

You can buy the Odyssey for much less $$ than at CW right now. I've seen it for $125 If you want to install yourself. Its a simple process.

Other thoughts: It's head looks pretty big so make sure it fits. It has 18" of travel - Some people want longer but those can be tall.

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:00 AM   #13
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Thanks I will check into it
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #14
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When shoping for a elec.jack think about the size & shape of the head unit. If you want to put the tailgate down on a P/U truck the head is somtimes in the way. Yes, you can use a Longer shank but that puts more leverage on the T/V hitch. I have even turned the heads or whole jack around so we can use the tailgate when hooked up to the trailer. Its up to your needs. Youroo!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:32 AM   #15
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Anyone with a Buyers? Picked one up today for $125 + tax. 3500lb. Thought I would give it a try. Looks to be a decent piece. Says it has hardened gears.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:56 AM   #16
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I have the Odyssey 3500 lb and love it. Moves fast and no strain. Have had it for two years and no problem
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #17
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Barker VIP 3000# here. Got it from an Ebayer shipped for about $190 shipped. Read lots of reviews and didn't see a bad one. Nice looking unit, easy install, works great. Only had it a little while, though.

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